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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 30, 2006 3:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Painful GD Teases

For myself,I don't think the Dead teased in that way - maybe tantalised a time or two, but certainly nothing 'sadistic'.

What I think it comes down to is how they pulled off the transition from one song to another. Sometimes they obviously know where they're going and it's just a seamless switch straight into the next number. Sometimes there are long exploratory journeys to be taken before we get to the next stop along the line - but, I still think the boys, at least, know where they're going. Sometimes we go by the scenic route, sometimes we get there on the express.

Then, maybe there are times when the guys aren't quite sure where they'll end up once they've started off. Somebody throws out a suggestion, somebody else picks it up,or throws back an alternative... 'Takes time, you pick a place to go...'and eventually we're roaring into the next station. So I reckon those are your teases, the band tossing ideas around, maybe even throwing favourite musical quotations at each other just for the hell of it.

Just my thoughts anyway.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Oct 3, 2006 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Painful GD Teases

I dunno, I would throw in a guess that a time I saw Jerry Garcia Band circa 1981 at The Stone in SF... he was doing ok, and I was just there to pick up a check or something, wasn't working that night...
and suddenly, Jerry cut the crap and was playing a jam of Born Cross-Eyed... it turned my head around, it was magic for about a minute or more...
and then it was gone again...



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 30, 2006 4:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Painful GD Teases

I wouldn't call St Stephen a tease - it's a great, roaring, sweeping epic of a song - it's got movements like a symphony.(You can guess it's one of my favourites.)

By the way CPW your attachments don't open for me - tantalised to know what they are.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 30, 2006 4:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Painful GD Teases

What I'd like to hear are some examples of "sadistic" teasing - sounds interesting!
So i'm listening to the other one just before that cosmic charlie right now.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd94-02-27.aud.wankelsworth.12097.sbeok.shnf

Try these renamed attachments - just some thumbnails of Dead book covers.

It was hearing a classmates tape he made of a live Dead show, it was the opening notes to saint Stephen - that pulled me in for the first time... if I wasn't teased, then I was hooked right in on that wave... and went to my first live show the next chance i got...
some 36 years ago.
Miles Davis teased the aud that nite, for real! He'd play what to me sounded like, Blipperty bap flursh gastalt zipzap... and then he'd walk off the stage... and come back, for a minute... bizaoppow poosh blap wip woop clib clip...

and off Miles would stalk again...



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 30, 2006 4:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Painful GD Teases

It was listening to side 2 of LiveDead (remember when albums had sides?)- the mighty Saint Stephen/The Eleven behemoth that hooked me forever and had me set on a road I'm still on more than 30 years later. I just loved the muscular riffing that went on for about two minutes before the vocals come in on The Eleven, sheer powerhousing magnificence with Billy sounding like he was nailing his kit to the floor. All that and a lot more besides!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 30, 2006 4:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Painful GD Teases

Yeah, that side two was the clincher for me too!

I remember listening in the dark with headphones, after a puff of spinach, and the 2 minute intro to St. Stephen seemed to last for 20 minutes...

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